As part of the ongoing link between the Diocese of Lichfield, UK and the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, a group of people from our Diocese are travelling to Lichfield this week, from Monday 7th November to Wednesday 9th November, to attend two services at Lichfield Cathedral. This is at the invitation of the Right Rev. Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield, and the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Chad, Lichfield.
On Monday afternoon, there will be a Solemn Eucharist with the Consecration of an Shrine Altar for the Shrine of Saint Chad, Patron Saint of Lichfield Cathedral, and on Tuesday there will be Ecumenical Vespers at which a relic of Saint Chad will be translated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham into the new Shrine.
To represent the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Rev. John Ardis, the Ven. Andrew Orr, the Rev. Canon Paul Willoughby, the Rev. Canon Elaine Murray and Diocesan Youth Officer Hilda Connolly will attend the two services, and will also further build on the link between the two dioceses.